Children will understand what clouds are made of and how they form; what weather they bring; and identify different types of clouds.
Next Generation Science Standards:
K-ESS2-1 Describe patterns in weather
1-ESS1-1 Patterns of the sun in the sky
water droplets, fog
Use these questions to check students’ understanding and stimulate discussion:
1. What are clouds made of? (tiny water droplets)
2. What can gray or black clouds mean? (They can mean that a storm is coming!)
3. What is fog? (Fog is a cloud that forms on the ground.)
4. There is a big storm! What color were the clouds just before the storm? (They were probably black or gray.)
Go online to print or project the Reading Checkpoint.
Materials: glass jar (any size), water, shaving cream, blue food coloring, cup, pipette or eye dropper, copies of the skill sheet
Make a “cloud” with shaving cream in a jar for students. Let them see what happens when it gets heavy with drops of blue food coloring and “rain” begins to fall.